Fluctuations in stress levels and health often go often hand in hand, and addressing one without the other can mask but not eliminate problems. Knowing this, the staff of licensed massage therapists and aestheticians at Absolute Wellness Spa works to cultivate a tranquil environment in which relaxing treatments address both bodily and mental health at the same time. Those treatments, which include massages, healing acupuncture, and mud wraps, draw on Western medical practices and Eastern philosophy to better approach wellness issues from a variety of angles. In the studio, quiet music plays to relax patrons, and fountains burble softly like a scuba diver trying to tell a secret.
Most popular service: HairDreams Extentions, dimentional color
Brands Used: HairDreams, Goldwell, Moroccan Oil, Botox, Brazilian, Keratin
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Relax and enjoy the beautiful sunshine; you never know when a beautiful mermaid might pop in.
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
We offer free dedicated parking. A 5-star restaurant [is] next door. [We also offer] complimentary beverages, champagne or wine. 25% discount for all local residents and merchants year round.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I always cut my own hair, and [that of] my friends from eighth grade on. I've always been infatuated with glamor and beauty and hair.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
Plush high-back chairs for our nail services. Top-of-the-line European touch leather pedicure stations. [They're] pipeless to ensure the utmost cleanliness and sanitation. Beautiful flowers and d?cor and of course sunshine and mermaids.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
[I'm] from Nashville, TN [and I have] worked with up-and-coming and established music artists with video shoots and album-release shows. [I am] an expert colorist, extentionist, and makeup artist. [I am also an] excellent writer and musician. My husband and I have our own classic rock band and write and play locally.
Ocean breezes playfully dart among yoga practitioners in an outdoor pavilion. Robed spa-goers meditate on the grass in a tranquil garden. Therapeutic hands gently knead away tension, gliding over backs with essential oils. Healing and relaxation are a form of high art at The Omphoy Babor Beauty Spa, and it's not hard to see why the spa won first place with a perfect score of 100 in Cond? Nast Traveler's 2012 Readers' Poll of top resort spas in the country. Director Kimberly DeOrsey spins two decades of spa experience into creating a magical, personalized experience for each guest who walks in the door of the beachside space.
Though the spa puts its own luxurious spin on standards such as Swedish massages and mani-pedis, it also keeps things current with state-of-the-art treatments such as the HydraFacial system. This press-lauded treatment uses a water wand to help resurface and nourish skin, gently sweeping away dead cells while supercharging their replacements with hydrating serums and motivational half-time speeches. They also tackle tension and other ailments with a holistic approach that includes reiki and acupuncture.
At Eye Candy Lash Lounge, owner Veronica and her cast of certified eyelash extension specialists—better known as the Eye Candy Team—take pride in their high levels of procedure personalization from the moment a client arrives. First, visits at the lounge begin with a “get to know you” questionnaire so that the crew can properly ready treatment rooms for each client's visit. Upon entering their treatment space, a client may find their favorite music playing, or perhaps an audio book of the dictionary, and sheets scented with a preferred aromatherapeutic scent.
The lounge offers four unique private rooms, such as the Lash & Dash basic suite, where techs specialize in applying semi-permanent lash extensions. Spa extras give the other three rooms their own perks, such as a simultaneous mani-pedi, reflexology massage, or body waxing, at the same time lashes are applied. Though lash extensions are the studio’s specialty, customers can also stop in for a la carte beauty services, including teeth-whitening and weight-loss wraps, which are just like a giant hug that makes you appear more attractive.
Signature Service: Island signature massage
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 13
Pro Tip: [We have] island-inspired soft
Caribbean music and island decor.
The mother-and-daughter team behind Massage Island Spa cite "caring for and helping other people feel great," as the best part of their jobs and a feat they accomplish through the art of massage. They enhance their treatments with a bit of island-inspired culture and attitude, brought with them from the Caribbean to their current home on Singer Island. They warm up the lotion they use during massages, as if it had been kissed by the sun or had a full-on make-out session with a stove top. The heated oils moisturize the skin and soothe stress even before the licensed therapist's hands set to work rubbing tension from tissue.
Licensed dermatologist and aesthetician Nellie Novillo knows that trust is a necessary part of any beauty procedure. She therefore cultivates it with each of her clients, ensuring that they're comfortable before she touches up their eyelids, brows, and lips with permanent makeup. Given her 20 years of experience, she can confidently match different skin tones to their most flattering makeup colors, and guarantee that her work will never smudge or come off after a particularly long shower. In fact, her reputation for gorgeous results attracts fellow aestheticians to classes where she teaches her techniques.